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Fundraiser: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby tigerseye » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:48 pm

I am building an art installation for this year which is called the Turbinophone. It is an old fighter jet engine (J79) which is being repurposed into an interactive collaborative musical instrument. I just launched a Kickstarter to raise funding for it, and you can learn more about it here: http://kck.st/XnKzUa

Also it would be even more helpful if you could share this project with those on your social networks-because I believe that there is a genuine interest in getting a project like this out there, and it is just a matter of getting the word out to the right people! I made a page to make it easy for you to do that: http://www.turbinophone.com/share

Thanks for reading!!

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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby Elliot » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:21 pm

:D
Hey Tigerseye!

Do you notice the deafening silence in response to your post? That's the sound of ePlayans backing cautiously away. Most will not risk clicking on the links you offered.

So you might want to explain that you are using only parts from a jet engine, and you are most certainly not going to start up any kind of dust-storm-generator on the Playa.

Folks, he wants to build a clever xylophone.

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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby BBadger » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:11 pm

I was just turned away by the kickstarter.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:51 am

Wait, is it a jet engine that plays music? Like to hear something.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby lemur » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:27 am

WHO WANTS TINNITUS ?
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:06 am

It's the most "Cargo Cult" idea I've seen... but I was a lot more excited when I thought it was gonna be a real live jet engine.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:39 am

It could play at 10 & 2 in a matter of seconds! 8)
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Postby EspressoDude » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:44 am

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Postby VultureChow » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:17 am

Bring extra balls. People will be walking away with them as souvenirs.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:58 pm

EspressoDude wrote:El Diablo at BM in 2002 and 2006 I believe:
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Sure but there's no indication that Tiger's Eye knows has done this.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby tigerseye » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:32 am

Elliott, those are great suggestions.

The full project link is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/107 ... g-man-2013

The project is using only the compressor section of a J79 engine - so the engine is completely non-operational. It uses the resonance of the blades to create sound (which is far quieter than what most people expect from a jet engine).

Interesting fact I found out today: the J79 engine was used in land speed trials on the Black Rock Desert as the powerplant for some of the Spirit of America jet cars.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby lemur » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:11 am

FIGJAM wrote:It could play at 10 & 2 in a matter of seconds! 8)


at 4000 feet elevation, 95F 12% humidity it would take about 4.8 seconds for the sound from 10'oclock to arrive on the 2 o'clock side.



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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby tigerseye » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:38 am

lemur wrote:
at 4000 feet elevation, 95F 12% humidity it would take about 4.8 seconds for the sound from 10'oclock to arrive on the 2 o'clock side.


Thats awesome - what formula do you use to calculate that?
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby unjonharley » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:59 am

lemur wrote:WHO WANTS TINNITUS ?


I have $K's of equipment in my ears to avoid that..
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:03 am

No, but if you hum a few bars, I can fake it.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby CornMan » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:24 am

I can envision an enormous flute or sliding whistle connected to an actual jet engine.

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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby 48_love » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:33 am

Don't tell me Steve Miller is playing at the burn ... wah wah waaaaaaah.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby lemur » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:51 am

tigerseye wrote:
lemur wrote:
at 4000 feet elevation, 95F 12% humidity it would take about 4.8 seconds for the sound from 10'oclock to arrive on the 2 o'clock side.


Thats awesome - what formula do you use to calculate that?


i dont know crap about math, i didnt use a formula i used http://www.wolframalpha.com

you can type all kinds of neat things into it!

"speed of sound at 100 feet elevation 100% humidity 35 C"

like this..

or maybe you want to find out how much saturated fat is in 500 chicken legs (or slices of bacon)?

"saturated fat 500 chicken legs"

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Postby tigerseye » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:48 pm

Zeke Chaparral wrote:I can envision an enormous flute or sliding whistle connected to an actual jet engine.


That, my friend, I would call a Turbone :?
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby Elliot » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:00 pm

tigerseye wrote:Interesting fact I found out today: the J79 engine was used in land speed trials on the Black Rock Desert as the powerplant for some of the Spirit of America jet cars.

That would be Craig Breedlove:

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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby tigerseye » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Elliot wrote:That would be Craig Breedlove:


Makes me wonder how those cars handled the dunes and loose dust pockets on the playa while at those speeds
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby BBadger » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:35 pm

lemur wrote:i dont know crap about math, i didnt use a formula i used http://www.wolframalpha.com

you can type all kinds of neat things into it!

endlessly fun


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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby Elliot » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:20 pm

tigerseye wrote:
Elliot wrote:That would be Craig Breedlove:


Makes me wonder how those cars handled the dunes and loose dust pockets on the playa while at those speeds

Look at the illustration again. Breedlove is almost tipping over, way out of control -- we are looking at the underside of the three-wheeled car. Note the "road sign" showing a 675 MPH sharp right turn. This is what happened.

The incident is sometimes referred to as the 675 MPH U-turn. The car suffered structural damage, but did not crash.

Also note the Bruno's sign.
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby Bounce530 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:00 am

Tigerseye, I watched your k/s video and LOVE the idea!
I'll share the *&#$^& out of it on F/B
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby tigerseye » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:56 am

Thanks Bounce!
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Re: Do you want to play music with a jet engine?

Postby tigerseye » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:55 pm

Hey friends! The Turbinophone has 3 days left until the Kickstarter ends! It would be incredible if you could check it out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/107 ... g-man-2013

If you can, please share it with everyone you know - it would be a huge help to this project's success!
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